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Barrier Inference

By David Gay

Abstract

Many parallel programs are written in SPMD style, i.e. by running the same sequential program on all processes. SPMD programs include synchronization, but it is easy to write incorrect synchronization patterns. We propose a system that verifies a program's synchronization pattern. We also propose language features to make the synchronization pattern more explicit and easily checked. We have implemented a prototype of our system for Split-C and successfully verified the synchronization structure of realistic programs. 1 Introduction Explicitly-parallel programming---where the programmer specifies the parallelism in a computation---is arguably the most widely used parallel programming paradigm. Despite many years of practical experience, there has been little work on the static semantics of explicitly-parallel programming languages. We propose a static semantics for global synchronization that guarantees an explicitly parallel program has no global synchronization errors. Our proposal i..

Publisher: Norton & Company
Year: 1998
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